Something Wicked This Way Comes

3.93 avg rating
( 107,056 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780671679606: Something Wicked This Way Comes
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A strange carnival brings terror to the population of a small midwestern town

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

A masterpiece of modern Gothic literature, Something Wicked This Way Comes is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. How these two innocents, both age 13, save the souls of the town (as well as their own), makes for compelling reading on timeless themes. What would you do if your secret wishes could be granted by the mysterious ringmaster Mr. Dark? Bradbury excels in revealing the dark side that exists in us all, teaching us ultimately to celebrate the shadows rather than fear them. In many ways, this is a companion piece to his joyful, nostalgia-drenched Dandelion Wine, in which Bradbury presented us with one perfect summer as seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old. In Something Wicked This Way Comes, he deftly explores the fearsome delights of one perfectly terrifying, unforgettable autumn. --Stanley Wiater

From the Publisher:

What if someone discovers your secret dream, that one great wish you would do anything for? And what if that someone suddenly makes your dream come true--before you learn the price you have to pay? Something Wicked This Way Comes is the story of two boys who encounter the sinister wonders of Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show. They will soon discover the show's awful mystery--a mystery that will change the life of every person it touches--in this stunning masterwork of dark fantasy by Ray Bradbury.

"Bradbury is an authentic original." --Time

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781501167713: Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1501167715 ISBN 13: 9781501167713
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2017
Softcover

9780380729401: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Harper..., 1998
Softcover

9780380977277: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Willia..., 1999
Hardcover

9781473212046: Something Wicked This Way Comes

GOLLANCZ, 2015
Softcover

9780553280326: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Spectra, 1983
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Bradbury, Ray
Published by Simon & Schuster (1962)
ISBN 10: 0671679600 ISBN 13: 9780671679606
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1962. Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # Q-0671679600

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 202.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds